When I was 10, I had dreams of becoming a successful professional athlete and business owner but the big dream was being worth millions of dollars. I use to fantasize about living the lifestyle I saw actors, entrepreneurs and athletes live. But over time I realized that wasn’t what I really wanted and that most of those successful people I saw TV, didn’t get there chasing the money and they sure as heck didn’t become successful overnight.
Now obviously there’s some who are born into wealthy families but for the most part, those who get to the “1%” truly earn it. But yet not everyone who’s rich is happy and vise-versa. As I’ve gotten older, I realized money isn’t what I wanted but happiness and success is what I chase in life. Everyone has different definitions of success but mine?; it’s to be happy with my life and give my family as much happiness as possible. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t lie and say money doesn’t mean anything to me because I’d be lying if I said that. Money is essential, it’s what keeps food on the table, lights on and in some instances, it provides us with experiences (which is what brings the most happiness, over any material item).
I still aspire to be successful and accomplish all my dreams, which along the way I believe would bring me income but that’s the least of my worries. They say if you love what you do, than it’s not work. So chase your dreams and forget about the money. Money comes and goes. You only get one life, so you might as well spend it doing something you love.